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PAC to focus on India-China border roads, other defence issues this year

The high number reflects the concerns over India's defence preparedness in the context of recent Chinese intrusions in Ladakh, sources said

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The PAC has also selected 17 subjects related to the railway ministry for current financial year

Archis Mohan New Delhi
Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has selected 29 subjects (about 25 per cent of 114 subjects) related to the ministry of defence for in-depth examination for the financial year 2020-21. This is an unusually high number for the defence subjects.

In 2019-20, the PAC had picked up 107 subjects. Of these, only 15 (around 14 per cent) are related to the ministry of defence.

The high number reflects the concerns over India’s defence preparedness in the context of recent Chinese intrusions in Ladakh, sources said.

The PAC is a key parliamentary committee which scrutinises reports by the Comptroller and Auditor

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First Published: Jul 21 2020 | 12:41 AM IST

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